New Skipper at the Danish Open
source by: Flemming Vitus/Gordon Smith
Everything is in place for the start of match racing world’s Danish Open event on the waters of Skovshoved, north from Copenhagen, Denmark (10th -13th August).
The only current change to the line up of invited crews being the withdrawal of Ian Ainslie from America’s Cup Team Shosholoza, due to team commitments.
In Ian’s place the Royal Matchrace Center (a part of the Royal Danish Yacht Club) has had its invitation to Bjørn Hansen of Sweden accepted. Bjørn is a very competitive and competent match race sailor, having been active in the sport for a number of years. He is currently lying at number 8 in the world ranking list.
Amongst the rest of this highly competitive fleet are such formidable skippers as Jesper Bank, Jes Gram Hansen, Peter Gilmour, Sten Mohr and Dorte O. Jensen.
There will be 12 crews in all at the start on Thursday the 10th August, where the prize money will be at least 375.000 kroner.